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Chris Paul elected president of NBA players union

August 22, 2013

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Los Angeles Clippers star Chris Paul was elected president of the NBA players’ association Wednesday, replacing Derek Fisher.

The vote by NBA player representatives came six months after the union fired Billy Hunter as executive director. Hunter countered with a wrongful-termination lawsuit in May, accusing Fisher of conspiring with NBA officials during the 2011 lockout.

Paul was a vice president on the executive committee for the past four years.

Roger Mason Jr. was elected first vice president to replace Jerry Stackhouse, who resigned from the office and is expected to take a position within the union.

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